Wild One, made by Dinn Corporation, is the older of the two wooden coasters at Six Flags America and has an interesting history. Dating back to 1917, it has been through several incarnations. Partially destroyed by fire not once by twice, it was finally restored to its original condition and acquired by Six Flags America. Seating two across in rows of two with six cars for a total capacity of 24 riders, the train makes a left turn from the loading station and ascends a 98-foot lift hill before plunging 88 feet slightly to the right but mostly straight, reaching a maximum speed of 53mph. This is followed by a couple of consecutive drops and right-banked turn. The remainder of the ride is much of the same, the highlight being a series of bunny hills during which the train is really hopping! These afford good airtime and have the riders fairly bouncing out of their seats.
Because this coaster is a true classic, I wish that I had liked it more but found it a bit too rough for comfort. To be fair, I would have to say that Wild One has stood the test of time and will no doubt appeal to many who enjoy a brisk, rollicking ride. 2 ½ out of 5 stars. For more information about rides at Six Flags America, visit www.sixflags.com/america